Viral video: 24-year-old woman recites Hanuman Chalisa during rare awake brain surgery at AIIMS
New Delhi, July 24: A 24-year-old young woman recited devotional 40 verses from the Hanuman Chalisa, inside an operating room at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, while the doctors removed a tumour from her brain.
During the entire three-hour-long operation, the patient remained awake and recited the entire 40 verses of the Hanuman Chalisa, even as doctors at the premier hospital's Department of Neurosurgery were performing the complex operation.
One of the performing doctors, Deepak Gupta said to the ANI that the woman was given local anaesthesia injections and painkillers while she stayed awake during the three-hour-long complex surgery.
The team of doctors who performed the operation interacted with the woman and kept her awake to supervise her speech and body movements.
The patient who aspires to be a school teacher is currently under medical supervision at the hospital and will be discharged today.
The awake craniotomy has a higher gross total resection rate in eloquent area (37% vs 14%), fewer permanent neurological deficits (4.6% vs 16%) and fewer new onset post-operative neurological complications.